Montco DA Bruce Castor and Commissioner Jim Matthews Surprise 11-Year-Old Amanda Kulick with a Special Announcement

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Fire and police training auditorium to be named after her father, firefighter/soldier John Kulick who was killed in Iraq.

On August 24th, after receiving the 2007 John Kulick Heroism Award at the 3rd Annual John Kulick Memorial Golf Outing, Montco DA Bruce Castor along with Commissioner Jim Matthews proceeded with making a special announcement of their own in front of an important guest of the evening, 11-year-old Amanda Kulick. Matthews invited Amanda to come up to the podium in front of a crowd of over 125 people to announce their plans to name the fire and police training auditorium at the Public Safety Training Campus after her father, John Kulick.

According to DA Castor, his idea for the dedication request was turned into reality when Matthews pledged his support and stepped in to help make it happen. In addition to appropriating funds to pay for a bust of John to be commissioned, Matthews, along with Sheriff John Durante, reached out to Commissioner Chairman Thomas Ellis and the Fire Advisory Board who agreed unanimously to the decision to dedicate the auditorium in memory of John Kulick.

"We truly appreciate the generosity of DA Castor, Commissioner Matthews and everyone else involved in making this happen," said Michael Kalinsky, one of the organizers of the event. "We certainly weren't expecting this, but it was a wonderful surprise for Amanda and for all of us who new John."

Kalinsky added, "Now John's name can live on and he will continue to be remembered for the hero he was."

About the organizers of the John Kulick Memorial Golf Outing:

The Whitpain Township Fire Fighter's Association and Empyrean Management Group, Inc. are the organizers of the Annual John Kulick Memorial Golf Outing.

The Whitpain Township Fire Fighter's Association represents the career Fire Fighters of the Whitpain Township Fire Department (WTFD). The WTFD is a combination department along with the volunteers of the Centre Square Fire Company to provide fire and rescue services to the residents of Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, PA.

Empyrean Management Group, Inc. (EMG) is a Blue Bell, PA based Management Consulting company that provides outsourced HR and Recruiting services to companies ranging in size from 50 to 55,000 throughout the US. Inc. Magazine and the Philadelphia Business Journal have recognized EMG's growth by naming the company to the Inc. 500 and Philly 100 list of fastest growing privately held companies in the US and Philadelphia, PA regions. For more information on EMG please go to EMG's CEO Mike Kalinsky also serves as the Chief of Harleysville Area EMS in Montgomery County.


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